Ratman197 (15121) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2017 beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good shit. 500mL bottle poured into a plastic cup at a hotel room while I watch Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, which pairs well with the beer. Despite all this the beer looks good. It pours with a medium thick head that leaves behind a slug of lacing. The beer, well, its almost a perfect melding of schwarz and rauch, equal parts represented without either dominating. The shwarz has a great chocolate lagered aspect and a smoked element that is present but nicely subdued into the black lager. Super clean with no flaws and so damn quaffable, I drank this up like it was nothing in a few minutes. I only picked up a single but I see why these are sold in 4 packs that were priced for $10.50, which seems like a great price point for such quality.
In tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, bakers cocoa and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light smoke with a smooth dry lingering roasty cocoa finish. MrTipple (5539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Smoked flavours, bacon, savoury, sweet, dark malts, dusty straw. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More, sweet, dark malts, light chocolate, subtle smoked flavours, bacon, lightly, sweet, coffee, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Smoked, rich in aroma, well-balanced. Keg at Milk & Hops, Astor Place. Rotoloboi (8) - - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
Great looking beer dark black with a long lasting layer of head. Roasty toasty and malty. Chocolate and coffee notes. Extremely smooth. A dark drinkable lager. Very high drinkability on this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 60minuteman (1764) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Night black pour from Station Taphouse. Off white lines the glass. A smooth and subtle smoked with some sweet malt and cream. shawnmurphy (566) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a rich, creamy tan whipped cream head and lacing. Aroma: caramelized brown sugar, nuts, dark bread burnt toast. Flavor: all the above, plus chocolate, coffee, campfire marshmallows. Mouthfeel: light- to medium-bodied. Refined, tasty, drinkable.
stevoj (5369) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at Mooney’s. Dark brown, small skin of head.Aroma is campfire and ashtray, some minor sweet malt. Taste brings in some chocolate, more sweetness, the smoke fades to the background. A nice porter with some smoky accents. DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, smoke, caramel and coffee. Tasty. meccahh69lol (294) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2017
And for our 40th style in 110 beers or so, we have the venerable Smoke and Dagger from local favorite Jack’s Abby. This pours a thick dark black with a thin head and has a nice roasty smoky coffee woodchip smell. The taste is intensely smoky and malty kind’ve like drinking coffee filtered through mesquite chips. My better half decries this as "garbage water" and actually dry heaved after sipping this so your mileage may vary, but if you are on the wave, this is a good beer. Good for putting out the sauces for your big passover shindig. fishdj120 (3) - East greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2017 does not count
Just a hint of smokiness that lets the flavors of chocolate and coffee come through.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone while sipping damzz (510) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours an opaque brown with a foamy light brown head the leaves lacing. Nose is smoke. Body is medium light. Taste is smoke, roasted malt, with slight dark chocolate with a faint sweetness. Slight bitternes in aftertaste. 12 oz can in a 12 bottle variety pack More Cans!